Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Official for UFC 157
UFC announced in an official press release today that UFC 157 is set for February 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The card will be headlined by the first ever women’s UFC title bout with newly crowned champion, Ronda Rousey, defending her title against Liz Carmouche. Despite recent suggestions the fight could be changed, the fight between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida is also now set for the card and will serve as the co-main event.
In the release, UFC President Dana White stated: “Ronda is the real deal. She’s nasty. She’s mean. She’s like Chuck Liddell. She goes out there and tries to finish her opponents. And Carmouche is tough as nails, too. She was a Marine and she’s got great ground-and-pound. I look forward to having the women join the UFC.”
Also set for the card is a bantamweight fight between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber against Ivan Menjivar. The two previously fought in 2006 with Faber getting a victory via disqualification.
Tickets will go on sale for the event on Friday, December 21 at 10AM PT. Tickets will be priced at $350, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $50. Fans can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail locations and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Honda Center Box Office startiing Saturday, December 22. The ticket prices will not include the applicable service charges.
There will be a pre-sale for UFC Fight Club members on Wednesday, December 19 at 10AM PT at ufcfightclub.com. An special internet ticket pre-sale will also be made available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10AM PT. Fans can access this pre-sale by registering for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com
UFC 157 will be broadcast live on PPV at 10PM ET/7PM PT. Here is a rundown of the current card, officially announced:
Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche – for women’s bantamweight title
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar